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40 Charged in Largest Federal Racketeering Conspiracy in South Carolina History (Columbia, SC): United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a 147-count superseding indictment against 40 defendants across South Carolina in the largest federal racketeering conspiracy in South Carolina history. The indictment alleges a sprawling criminal enterprise whereby inmates with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), often by means of contraband cell phones, orchestrated murder, kidnapping, firearms distribution, and an international drug operation.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 10, 2020
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Man beaten and stripped in vicious broad daylight New York attack ‘is a gang member with 43 arrests’ (New York, NY): The New York man seen on video getting viciously beaten by a group of 12 robbers who stole his pants, underwear and shoes is reportedly a known gang member with 43 arrests.
Source: The US Posts    Date: January 26, 2021

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Police: 3 gang members charged, 1 sought after wild chase in Marietta (Marietta, GA): Three self-proclaimed gang members, including two youths, were taken into custody after police said they fled from a traffic stop in a stolen car, crashing into several vehicles along the way.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 26, 2021

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San Rafael woman arrested in alleged murder attempt (San Rafael, CA): San Rafael police arrested an alleged gang member and are looking for an accomplice in a shooting that sent a man to the hospital.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: January 26, 2021

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Prosecutor: Cleveland-area gang members arranged drone drug drops at Warren County prison (Cleveland, OH): Two Cleveland-area men were indicted Monday after prosecutors say they dropped drugs and cell phones into the Warren Correctional Institution yard using a drone.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: January 26, 2021

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9 charged in Salem City gang crackdown (Salem City, NJ): Authorities in Salem County have charged nine people with gang-related activity as part of efforts to crack down on a wave of violence in Salem City.
Source:    Date: January 26, 2021

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Butler County man sentenced to probation for gang-related heroin, cocaine trafficking charges (Butler County, PA): A Butler County man has been sentenced to time served and three years of probation for his role in a gang-related conspiracy to sell cocaine and heroin, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Trib Total Media    Date: January 25, 2021

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Oklahoma Prison Lockdowns Eased After Gang Fights (Oklahoma): Oklahoma Department of Corrections is easing prison lockdowns across the state. Prisoners’ movements have been restricted since late November after more than 20 people were assaulted in gang fights at three male prisons. Only prisoners who are members of the three gangs involved in the fighting — United Aryan Brotherhood, Sureños and Paisas — will remain locked down.
Source: KOSU     Date: January 25, 2021

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Prison for Fentanyl and Crack Distribution Offenses (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NATHANIEL DeJESUS, 21, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for fentanyl and crack cocaine distribution offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 25, 2021

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Alleged Leaders of Gangster Disciples Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges (Illinois): Seven alleged members of the violent Gangster Disciples gang, including top national and state leaders, are in custody after multiple arrests this morning for their alleged participation in a years-long interstate racketeering conspiracy involving multiple murders, drug trafficking, and other crimes.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 25, 2021

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State announces $12.9 million in funding for anti-gang, anti-domestic violence programs (Springfield, MA): State officials on Monday announced nearly $13 million in grant funding to communities and agencies across Massachusetts to prevent domestic and gang violence. Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration said the money would be awarded under two programs: the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative and the Violence Against Women Act, Services Training Officers Prosecutors.
Source:    Date: January 25, 2021

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Dyersburg Police call on FBI to help combat gang violence (Dyersburg, TN): Police in Dyersburg have enlisted the aid of the FBI in hope the agency can help combat the recent spike in gang violence in the city.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 25, 2021

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3 Suspects Arrested For Modesto Shooting That Left 14-Year-Old Girl Dead (Modesto, CA): Detectives say they have arrested three suspects in connection to an apparent gang-related shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead in Modesto last month. The shooting happened early in the morning back on Dec. 26, 2020. Modesto police say officers responded to the intersection of S. Martin Luther King Drive and Oak Street to investigate a reported shooting and crash.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: January 25, 2021

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South LA Building Owners Sued for Allegedly Failing To Curb Gang Violence (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office is suing the owners of a South Los Angeles apartment building that has been the scene of several arrests and two consecutive gang-related homicides in December.
Source: KFI AM 640    Date: January 25, 2021

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Mayor Garcetti, LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore address increase in violent crime, police reform (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore spoke today about an increase in homicides and shootings in Los Angeles in 2020, as well as reforms the police department has implemented and ways the city is working to address crime in the new year. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore elaborated on the crime statistics. Among the increases were street gang violence, with 55% of homicides being identified as gang-related. There was also a 42% year-over-year increase in gang homicides, Moore said.
Source: KNX 1070 News    Date: January 25, 2021

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Salinas advocate for victims and survivors of gang violence dies (Salinas, CA): Deborah Aguilar took a personal tragedy and turned it into a compassionate support organization for victims and survivors of gang violence for nearly two decades, but the 60-year-old mother who knew that violence first-hand has died from COVID-19, leaving a void in the community she served.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 25, 2021

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Judge pushes back pre-trial hearings for 17 Gremlins Gang members involved in racketeering conspiracy (Vermilion Parish, LA): The notorious Gremlins Gang is back in the spotlight. In the latest court battle, over a dozen gang members faced a judge in the Vermilion Parish Courthouse for pre-trial hearings on Monday. 17 gang members are facing charges for their involvement in an ongoing racketeering conspiracy.
Source: KLFY 10 News    Date: January 25, 2021

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Detective: Nurse murder suspect held gang-themed birthday party (Nashville, TN): New details about the lifestyle behind one of the men facing criminal homicide charges in the death of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman emerged Monday in court. That’s where James Cowan and his girlfriend Dimeneshia Carter faced a judge.
Source:    Date: January 25, 2021

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Police: 2 tracked as gang members arrested after Greeley burglary, assault (Greeley, CO): Greeley police early Monday arrested two men tracked as gang members after a man was assaulted and had his phone taken from him.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: January 25, 2021

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Former gang members are a distinct 'social group' that can qualify for asylum - 4th Circuit: A divided U.S. appeals court panel on Monday said former gang members from specific countries can qualify as members of "particular social groups" that are eligible for asylum, rejecting a Board of Immigration Appeals standard upheld by other courts.
Source: Westlaw Today    Date: January 25, 2021

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Passaic County Man Admits Participating in Heroin Conspiracy (Newark, NJ): A Passaic County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to distribute heroin and to distributing a quantity of heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. The defendant and his conspirators are members and associates of the 230 Boys street gang, which operates primarily around Rosa Parks Boulevard and Godwin Avenue in Paterson.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 25, 2021

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